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Your Thoughts: Authentic Gonzo Replica

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by Phillip, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. FennShysa

    FennShysa Member

    While I didn't bring Gonzo, I did bring his shirt to eyeball sizes - turns out that infant clothes in the 6-12 months old size work pretty well - I found a red flannel shirt, sweater vest, and khaki pants that work great for my Gonzo... :)
  2. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member


    I have taped Gonzo up, just leaving the netting exposed, which will be covered in the same color flocking, so I wont have to paint it.The flocking itself will have a bit of shimering to it, so will give it slight color variation.The only part of the netting that wont be covered is the top of his bottom lip, which I will be painting pink(thanks for the alert, Muppetcaper).I am hoping that all the little fibre spikes will give it a closer texture to porus foam.
  3. Blinky_Fish

    Blinky_Fish Well-Known Member

    Oh, man...

    You might find that a little bland - consider some color on the beak.

    And how are you gonna cover up the ugly seams at the end of his nose and underside? - Me, I would pull off the sock and do it flock it that way. What do you have to lose anyway? Just raid a closet near Travis and you can have a brand new nose hose.:shifty:

    What the flock - ya know
  4. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    When it gets flocked, it can only come out of the gun one color.To paint the flock afterwards might make it glugy.The shimmering will give it a bit off light and shade variation.If I took the netting off, it might lift up where the netting ends.
  5. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    I just bought myself a Gonzo on eBay for $277.04!

    I'll post my thoughts as soon as I get him :D :concern:
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    You are in for a treat!
  7. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    I second that! ;)
  8. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    I ordered 18-24 khakis and the same with a sweater vest. Am I gonna have to alter this? Actually...am I gonna have to find somebody to alter this for me? I can't sew. :sympathy:
  9. Blinky_Fish

    Blinky_Fish Well-Known Member

    Shoulda ordered 12 months - fits great:concern:
  10. Ignohippo

    Ignohippo Well-Known Member

    You should be fine anywhere from 12-24 months. I have 18 month shirt and pants on Gonzo now and they're perfect. The first shirt I put on him was 24 mo. and it was fine too.
  11. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    Well you lot are all bloody lucky, I dont think us Brits will get him for another 2-3 weeks. he is on the water and thats all we know, AAAAARRRRGGGGG the wait is killing me and my fellow UK forum members.
  12. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Cough Cough...(Thud!)
  13. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    picks Reevz back up from the floor :D Annoyingly there is sod all we can do, dont worry bro, not long and we will be able to join in with the others and post our comments. Hey did you feel the earthquake last night? Did any other Uk members get woken?
  14. Lab Rat

    Lab Rat Well-Known Member

    the earthquake woke me up i had no idea what was going on.
  15. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    I've never had my bowels instantly release before - it was a new experience!
  16. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    HAHAAHA! The quickest dash to the loo ever :)
    I slept through it, my wife woke up and thought someone had woken her up and I had to get up and check to see if anyone was in the house.....it wasnt until the morning that we realized it was the quake and NOT someone in the house that woke her:D .
    Back to Gonzo, have you any new outfits for him Phil?
  17. the80sdrummer

    the80sdrummer Well-Known Member

    Argh! You should have gone to disneyshopping.com. He is only $250 there. Maybe you can cancel the e-Bay transaction? If you use the current promotion code for 29% off, he comes out to about $175. He's still available folks, go get him cheap!
  18. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    :batty: My Gonzo's 220 miles away! IT'S KILLING ME! His expected delivery date is tomorrow (the 28th) though so hopefully when I get done with work at 5, he'll be in my room. My roommate said he's going to open him and pull his nose off if I'm not here. :grouchy:
  19. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    I can't sleep. I don't have to be up for an hour and a half, but I'm too excited. My Gonzo's here! Standing right next to me! I should call in sick to work! :o
  20. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    You're funny Telly! LOL :excited:

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